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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Service Outing IconJul 11 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-824-0244

Meeting IconJul 15 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

Come upstairs to the meeting room at Whole Foods Market, southwest quadrant of Preston and Forest, Dallas for a review of lessons learned on recent trips, planning for upcoming trips and other business as warranted.  Meeting time is 6:30 PM.  Anyone interested in outings is welcome.  Contact Mark to be added to the list for an agenda by email.   Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Service Outing IconJul 18 (Sat) Trail Enhancement at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Hello everyone.  We look forward to seeing new smiling faces and hard workers to help out on the trails and enhance the flora and fauna. We meet at 8 AM at the Preserve and will work and walk until about 11 AM.  It's fun and beautiful and we have ordered excellent weather. The address is 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249. The Cedar Ridge phone is 972-709-7784. It's a great morning workout, and the scenery is exceptional. No tools are required, and we have gloves, so just show up and be ready to lend a hand or two. Bring some water, for sure. Please see the Cedar Ridge Preserve website for directions and info. It's near Duncanville in southwest Dallas.  If you want to carpool there, just text me or email me. Organizer: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Backpack IconJul 19-24 (Sun-Fri) Backpacking in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

South San Juan Wilderness, South Fork Trial, looking westHike five days in the San Juan Mountains, on or below the Continental Divide in the Weminuche and South San Juan Wilderness Areas. Allow time on both ends of the outing for travel. We'll use private cars and car pools to reach multiple trailheads in Colorado, north of Chama, New Mexico. Backpackers will gather in Chama for lunch on Sunday, July 19. There's no fee for this trip. Multiple itineraries are offered, rated moderately strenuous or strenuous due to elevations from 8,400 to 13,122 feet. For details and registration forms click here.  Trip rated: Moderately Strenuous. Coordinator: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Service Outing IconAug 8 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-824-0244

Class IconAug 15 (Sat) Backpacking 101

Circle this date for Dallas Sierra Club's popular class geared to novice and intermediate backpackers.  Trip leaders with decades of backpacking experiences will present a comprehensive and unbiased overview of what to bring and leave at home for a backpacking trip (packs, boots, tents, sleeping gear, food, clothes, etc.) and offer personal tips for making your backpacking experience comfortable and fun.  The class is from 1:00 to 5:00 at Whole Foods Market, southeast quadrant of Preston Road at Forest Lane.  Class price is $40, $35 for Sierra Club members.  Eat lunch in the store if you wish, then come upstairs to the class.   Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email 214-368-2306

Service Outing IconAug 15 (Sat) Trail Upgrading at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Hello everyone.  We look forward to seeing new smiling faces and hard workers to help out on the trails and enhance the flora and fauna. We meet at 8 AM at the Preserve and will work and walk until about 11 AM.  It's fun and beautiful and we have ordered excellent weather to help upgrade these beautiful walking trails just south of Dallas. The address is 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249. The Cedar Ridge phone is 972-709-7784. Search "Cedar Ridge Preserve Dallas" for directions and more info.  If you want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Meeting IconAug 19 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

The Outings Committee meets tonight at 6:30, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SW quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas   Anyone interested in outings is invited.  Contact Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list.   Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Bus Trip IconSep 4-8 (Fri-Tue) Red, Gold, Wild and Wheeler, New Mexico

Backpack in the Questa Ranger District of Carson National Forest or hike and backpack in the Wild Rivers Area of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.  We’ve chartered a bus so you can enjoy these destinations this Labor Day weekend. (replace this text with a short description of the image)Trip options include hiking and camping beside the rapids of the Rio Grande, backpacking to the high meadows of Sawmill Park in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness, hiking to the summit of Wheeler Peak (New Mexico's highest) from a loop route following forks of the Red River, trekking from Taos Ski Valley to massive Gold Hill from a base camp at Bull-of-the-Woods Pasture and backpacking from BOTWP onto scenic Hondo Ridge to descend to the green Columbine Basin. This New Mexico trip will depart Friday night at 6:30 PM and return by 6:30 AM on Tuesday. For complete information about this trip, including price and sign-up instructions, please read this PDF file. Contact: Steve Fleischman Send Email 972-689-7317

Car Camp IconOct 16-18 (Fri-Sun) Beavers Bend State Park Annual Fall Gathering, Oklahoma

Mark your calendar now so you can join us for this relaxing weekend among the fall beauty of southeastern Oklahoma. Choice of rustic cabin (shelter with roof and walls) or tent camping. We'll offer several hike options ranging from a one mile nature trail for those just wanting to enjoy the view, to a 7 mile roller-coaster trail up and down and over the skyline ridges. The park also offers many family-friendly activities you can enjoy. Check back in early August for more details and reservation information. This event has sold out in the past so once reservations open, don't wait too long to sign up! Trip rated: Kid Friendly. Coordinator: Liz Wheelan Send Email

Bus Trip IconOct 28-Nov 1 (Wed-Sun) Backpack at Buffalo National River, Arkansas

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Circle these dates for an autumn excursion to scenic Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas, an area managed by the U.S. National Park Service. Backpack on trails parallel to a river fringed by high, sometimes dramatic, limestone bluffs. This park is more than scenery. The history of a hardscrabble valley is preserved through historic structures and cemeteries connected by trails.  Bus transportation allows us to explore linear segments along the river and its side hollows (no out-and-back routes) and the dry fall season allows hiking across the river via shallow fords.   This trip will depart near 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night and return at about the same time on Sunday night.   Bus trip leader: Bill Beach Send Email 214-662-3224

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